Rheumatoid Arthritis: Assessment of Disease Activity
INACTIVE REVIEW: This measure review is older than five years.
Percentage of patients 18 years and older with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and >=50% of total number of outpatient RA encounters in the measurement year with assessment of disease activity using a standardized measure.
ACP supports 2523 for physicians managing Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Assessment of Disease Activity.” Using validated disease activity assessments is a standard component of guideline-based care and has been shown to improve patient outcomes including; functional status, health-related quality of life, and radiographic disease progression. This is a physician level measure and should only be applicable to physicians who are managing and providing medical therapy for RA. Most often this will apply to rheumatologists, but primary care physicians may also manage RA.